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Aug 19, 2020, 04:20 PM
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Playing with low-altitude thermals is a lot of fun, that's what glider people do these days, given the 400-foot FAA ceiling. I fly a couple times a week at my home field at El Dorado Park and enjoy catching thermals off the ground. Some SC2 flyers show up there from time-to-time and hand launch into great lift, but have to cut off the climb due to the nearby Long Beach Airport. So what is then the venue for SC2? I'd like to see winch launch continue and I'd continue to fly with them, and also dive into any other format to chase thermals... Ed

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn." ~Anon
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Sep 13, 2020, 08:14 PM
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September SC2 contest


Hi Flyers,

Due to the brush fires around SWSA I'm canceling the SC2 contest for September 20 2020 and moving it to October 18 2020 at SWSA

Again October 18 2020 at SWSA let's hope we can get this one going for the season finally


Thanks

Les
Sep 14, 2020, 12:18 PM
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Les - The field is under a temporary flight restriction due to the Bobcat fire. Unless that is lifted there will not be any flying at this field. We have been told by the US Forestry that we will not be able to fly until these fires have been 100% contained. You can watch the progress toward containment here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7152/

It has been a heck of a year..........
Sep 14, 2020, 12:37 PM
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Darn....
Sep 14, 2020, 08:43 PM
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There is over a month between now and then. Hopefully things will change.

R,
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Sep 15, 2020, 12:56 PM
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Estimated Containment Date: Friday October 30th, 2020 approx. 12:00 PM

Containment dates are dependent on resource availability. Currently have limited resources for the fire. Critical need for resources continue.
Sep 15, 2020, 03:15 PM
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hi Keith.

Thanks for the web site for the Bobcat fire. If they are projecting containment around Oct 30 2020 we can move the contest to the rain date which is on November 15 2020. I'll will keep looking at the web site for updates. However at 3% as I write this posting, it might be prudent to move the final contest to Oct.

thanks
Les
Sep 16, 2020, 11:21 AM
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Les,

I have not been up to the field since the fire took place. It has been smoke filed in the Azusa area. We should anticipate the ash is all over the carpet. A good session with leaf blowers will fix that.

K2
Oct 11, 2020, 01:16 PM
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Just checking to ensure this date is still valid - Again October 18 2020 at SWSA let's hope we can get this one going for the season finally
Oct 12, 2020, 08:25 AM
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Hi Fliers,

I'm hearing through the grape vine that SWSA is open for flying. (Please confirm). If so, lets have the last SC2 contest on Oct/18/20. If not I'll move the contest to Nov 15 2020.

hope to see you there.

Les
Oct 12, 2020, 12:42 PM
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This 2020 has been a REAL DRAG!!! I HOPE you ALL get to have your event. Daniel
Oct 16, 2020, 07:48 AM
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To play it safe I'm moving this Sunday SC2 contest to Nov 15 2020. Lets hope that we can get to fly since we only flew 1 contest this year.

Thanks
Les
Oct 16, 2020, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dogfight38
To play it safe I'm moving this Sunday SC2 contest to Nov 15 2020. Lets hope that we can get to fly since we only flew 1 contest this year.
Thanks
Les
Likely that will be a large change in weather patterns... Didn't anyone from SWSA confirm Oct 18th one way or the other? Ed
Oct 30, 2020, 03:00 PM
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Hi flyers ,

Nov 15 is just around the corner Let's see if we can get the last SC2 contest going at SWSA.
Need an announcement to be posted stating the times for the rounds.
Need to select a new president, V/P, Scorekeeper, etc. Because I'm moving on to other things.
Lets get er done!
Les
Nov 10, 2020, 02:54 PM
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Thanks Les for going the "extra mile" to help SC2 have fun activities during this very difficult time. I know the effort you've put in and truly appreciate it! I'm glad the Nov 15 contest is at Fish Canyon, my favorite "good air" flying site (liked it good enough to become a SWSA club member). I'll bring some friends and have fun on the 15th. Regards, Ed

"I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and
then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam." ~Richard Bach


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Originally Posted by dogfight38
Hi flyers ,

Nov 15 is just around the corner Let's see if we can get the last SC2 contest going at SWSA.
Need an announcement to be posted stating the times for the rounds.
Need to select a new president, V/P, Scorekeeper, etc. Because I'm moving on to other things.
Lets get er done!
Les


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